The BEST episodes of Dad's Army season 5

Every episode of Dad's Army season 5, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Dad's Army season 5!

Introducing the Walmington-On-Sea home guard, a bunch of hapless old and young men who have kept people all over the world very amused for the past thirty seven years. Creator/Writers David Croft and Jimmy Perry made each episode of Dad's Army as funny as the previous one, with an element of humour which has survived decades. It has the most memorable catch phrases of any sitcom and due to our fondness of it, it's probably the most re-run show ever. The BBC keep an episode of it queued up in case of a fault at TV centre and it even successfully invaded the big screen with a memorable, well loved Dad's Army feature film made by Columbia pictures.

Last Updated: 5/2/2024Network: BBC OneStatus: Ended
All Is Safely Gathered In
86 votes

#1 - All Is Safely Gathered In

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/24/1972

Godfrey asks for a holiday from the platoon in order to help an old girlfriend who runs a farm to bring in the harvest. As it's important work Mainwaring brings all the platoon to help.

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Brain versus Brawn
22 votes

#2 - Brain versus Brawn

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/8/1972

During an exercise Mainwaring And the platoon have to find a way to gain access into an ammo dump After dressing up as firemen they are called to a real fire

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When Did You Last See Your Money?
57 votes

#3 - When Did You Last See Your Money?

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/1/1972

Lance Corporal Jones has mislaid £500 that has been collected by the merchants to build a center for the local people Frazer hypnotizes Jones and after a long search the money finally turns up.

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Keep Young and Beautiful
29 votes

#4 - Keep Young and Beautiful

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/13/1972

Vanity swoops through the platoon after Parliament decide that Home Guard members who are not fit for battle must be reassigned to the A.R.P. and A.R.P wardens that are fit should be reassigned to the Home Guard. The platoon obviously don't want this to happen so resort to some rather shocking measures to fool the Area Commander into believing they are suitable to stay where they are.

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The King Was in His Counting House
24 votes

#5 - The King Was in His Counting House

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/17/1972

While Captain Mainwaring holds a party at his house for the platoon the bank is hit by a German bomb. After guarding the money all night he has to find a way to transport the money to the Eastgate Branch for safety

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Time on My Hands
26 votes

#6 - Time on My Hands

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/29/1972

A German pilot has baled out and is caught hanging by his parachute on the clock tower The platoon climb up to rescue him but get trapped themselves

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The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones
30 votes

#7 - The Desperate Drive of Corporal Jones

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/3/1972

The platoon practice house clearing by using the office and the Vicar and Hodges get caught up in the action. Later during a live firing exercise the platoon are sent to the wrong map reference. When Jones discovers the mistake he drives to rescue.

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If the Cap Fits
25 votes

#8 - If the Cap Fits

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/10/1972

The platoon are given a lecture on the German Army but because Frazer keeps on complaining Mainwaring makes him acting C.O. of the platoon Later when the Colonel asks the platoon to attend a dinner Mainwaring has to play the bagpipes.

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A Brush with the Law
84 votes

#9 - A Brush with the Law

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/15/1972

When the light is left on in the church hall, Chief Warden Hodges, suspects that Mainwaring is the culprit, and takes him to court. The verger knows what happened, but Hodges will not let him tell the truth.

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Getting the Bird
28 votes

#10 - Getting the Bird

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/27/1972

Rumour sweeps through Walmington, that Wilson is seeing a young girl, He goes AWOL, and is found drunk. It turns out that the girl is his daughter. Meanwhile Walker has taken a delivery of pigeons that have been stolen from Trafalgar Square, and has to find somewhere to hide them. Then the platoon assemble for church parade.

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Round and Round Went the Great Big Wheel
21 votes

#11 - Round and Round Went the Great Big Wheel

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/22/1972

The platoon are asked to provide guard duty at a testing ground for secret weapons but when one of the devices gets loose the platoon have to give chase

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Asleep in the Deep
35 votes

#12 - Asleep in the Deep

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/6/1972

The pumping station of the reservoir has been damaged by a bomb with Walker and Godfrey trapped inside. Hodges is determined to overrule Mainwaring's rescue attempt until it's discovered the structure of the building is very unsafe and they draw lots to decide who is going to be the ones to dig the stranded men out. After successfully reaching Walker and Godfrey, the roof caves in and everyone but Jones ends up trapped in the underground bunker that is now filling rapidly with water. But does Godfrey have a solution that is more useful than asking to be relieved?

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A Soldier's Farewell
28 votes

#13 - A Soldier's Farewell

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/20/1972

During the journey home after a night at the cinema Mainwaring comes to the assistance of the clippie after Hodges makes fun of her Later Mainwaring dreams of being Napoleon with the clippie as Josephine

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